Nioma banner Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Eket condemns nullification of Emmanuel’s election, removal of NDDC MD

By News Express on 29/12/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,972

The Eket Federal Constituency Elders’ Forum, Akwa Ibom State, has condemned the recent nullification of the Akwa Ibom State governorship election by the Federal Court of Court sitting in Abuja.

Speaking on behalf of the people of Eket Federal Constituency, the forum at a press briefing held in Eket also condemned the removal of Bassey Dan Abia as the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) even as his tenure had not elapsed.

A spokesman for the forum, Brigadier-General Anthony Etukudo (rtd), said the people of the constituency totally rejected the annulment of the state governorship election by the appeal court where one of their own, Mr. Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner.

Emmanuel and Abia are from the same Eket Federal Constituency of the Eket Senatorial District of the state.

Etukudo said the constituency would resist any attempt by their brothers in Uyo Senatorial District to rubbish the election that produced Emmanuel, stressing that the peaceful and law abiding posture of the Eket senatorial district should not be taken for granted.

His words: “We have watched with dismay but not helpless, how our brothers whom we had supported from the other senatorial districts to take their shots at the governorship seat, resorted to grandstanding thinking that justice and equity must be sacrifice now to the detriment of Eket senatorial district.

“We state forcefully for emphasis that this turn is for our senatorial district and we will swim but not sink in our quest for justice with Emmanuel. We will resist every attempt to steal through the backdoor our God-given mandate.

“We asked our Governor, Emmanuel, to be focused in his deliberate and well thought out plans of infrastructural development and aggressive industrialisation programmes that have dotted the landscape of the state in just six months.”

Also wondering the unceremonious removal of the NDDC managing director, the elders of the Eket federal constituency warned that their simplicity should not be taken for cowardice.

Said Etukudo: “Again, we condemn in strong terms this barefaced slap on us, as the largest producer of crude oil in Nigeria and having waited patiently as a state to take our turn in accordance with the statue of the NDDC Act, we believe justice demands that should sack be warranted, then Abia should have been replaced by another indigene of the state.

“It amounts to complete illegality, bringing a politician to replace the head of a four-year statutory board which was barely two-year old. Knowing President Muhammadu Buhari of who he is, we are confident that he will not allow this injustice to our state to prevail.”

•Adapted from a ThisDay report.

Source News Express

Posted 29/12/2015 12:19:02 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Jammeh declares Gambia an Islamic republic

Troops clear 9 Boko Haram strongholds in fresh...

How Tinubu’s daughter forced us to register for...

Extradition: AGF objects to ex-MINT boss, Okoyomon’s request...

Conduct Bureau warns ministers: Declare assets or face...

Education Jnr Minister sick, flown abroad for treatment...

Lagos polytechnic to award degrees soon

CNPP calls for the scrapping of EFCC •Backs...

Soldiers’ union calls for the removal of South...

Recruitment scandal rocks EFCC •75 per cent of...

Buhari’s Bills: Intersociety writes National Assembly, warns against...

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thundery, rainy activities for...


Latest News Boko Haram overruns Nigerian military base in second attack in days Lagos may vanish in 2050, warns NCF EFCC taunts Fayose on Twitter, warns of imminent arrest Governor-elect Fayemi unfolds agenda for Ekiti NYSC certificate Saga: SERAP demands explanation from Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun Abandoned Toll Gate: Group slams N1bn suit on Kano, FG over casualties Senate, Reps have no power to suspend me – Omo-Agege Pastor Okotie declares intention to run for 2019 presidency NIMC requires N150bn to enroll every Nigerian – DG Ekiti Election: Fayemi’s triumph a victory for the people — Tinubu Guber Election Victory: Governor Sani-Bello congratulates Fayemi, lauds Ekiti people FG saves over N218bn on personnel cost through IPPIS since inception — Official


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (360,908 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (357,729 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,049 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (234,690 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (213,870 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,170 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (185,902 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (167,914 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (155,993 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,246 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,172 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,452 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,339) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (886) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,127) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,133) Opinion (1,021) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,565) Religion (783) Sports (1,608) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




'I Am In Severe Pain' Fayose Breaks Down In Tears At...


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera